Vijay Hazare Trophy KAR vs KER – Devdutt Padikkal’s red-hot form is good news for Royal Challengers Bangalore’s (RCB) fans. With just one month to go for the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021, the Karnataka-born’s super-duper form in the ongoing Vijay Hazare Trophy 2021. Padikkal on Thursday scored an impressive 64 runs in as many balls against Mumbai in the semifinals.
Padikkal is the second-highest run-getter of the season, behind Delhi Capitals’ Prithvi Shaw. The duo is also the highest run-getters in the single edition of Vijay Hazare.
The 20-year-old on Monday had registered his fourth consecutive century in the ongoing tournament.
Padikkal registered his against Kerala in the ongoing quarter-final 2 of the Vijay Hazare Trophy here at the Palam A ground in the national capital. Batting first against Kerala, Padikkal and Ravikumar Samarth put on an opening partnership of 249 runs inside 43 overs. Padikkal went on to score 101 runs and he was finally dismissed by NP Basil in the 43rd over.
Samarth, who is also the leader of Karnataka, went on to play a knock of 192 runs as Karnataka posted a total of 338/3 in the allotted fifty overs.
Before this, Padikkal had registered centuries against Odisha (152), Kerala (126*), and Railways (145*) in the ongoing Vijay Hazare Trophy.
So far, Padikkal has managed to score 673 runs from six matches in the tournament.
Before Padikkal, Sri Lanka’s former skipper Kumar Sangakkara had scored four consecutive centuries in the 2015 World Cup while South Africa batsman Alviro Petersen had scored four consecutive tons in the 2015-16 Momentum One Day Cup.
After the Vijay Hazare Trophy, Padikkal will be seen in the upcoming Indian Premier League 2021 for the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). RCB will take on Mumbai Indians in the tournament opener on April 9 in Chennai